Saturday, February 28, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A 5k race on May 2, 2015.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
|Ode to the West WindPercy Bysshe Shelley|
|O WILD West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being—|
|Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead|
|Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,|
|Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,|
|Pestilence-stricken multitudes!—O thou||5|
|Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed|
|The wingèd seeds, where they lie cold and low,|
|Each like a corpse within its grave, until|
|Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow|
|Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth, and fill||10|
|(Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air)|
|With living hues and odours plain and hill—|
|Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere—|
Destroyer and Preserver—hear, O hear!
...... If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~Author Unknown
Friday, January 2, 2015
"Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest."
— James Lovelock
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."
— John Muir
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."
— Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, November 2, 2014
|Witch Hazel Blooms Nov 1|
|Dandelion in frost|
|October 31, 2014|
Sunday, October 12, 2014
We were blessed to have so little damage to life and property. During the tornado, I only had time to say uh ohh and to pray and I am thankful to the Lord that we were spared. It will take months and maybe years to clean up, but I do understand how much worse it could have been.
Below are some pictures of damage, but also of awesome fall colors of West Virginia
|Trees all around the barn fell, but only a sweet cherry tree fell against it but caused no damage.|
This is less than a 1000 feet from my home
|A Red Heart Cherry fell on the barn. This is after I cleared most of it off and saw there was almost no damage|
|Surveying damage after several hours of chainsaw work. |
Their may be months or years of work here
|Fall at Home|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Needless to say, I was bored silly a lot of the time, but there were highlights.
I saw Myan Ruins in Mexico and some flowers in several places.
There will be some pictures below of the ruins and flowers, but the most interesting day was coming home when we were 245 miles from the nearest land and a hawk like bird started flying around the ship and landed several times. I began stalking with a camera and long lens and actually got pretty close to him.
I believe it was a Peregrine Falcon, If you have a better ID please let me know.